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Mask Policy Update

 If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you do not need to wear masks indoors at our facility.
• We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask.
• If you’re feeling ill, please visit us at another time.
Thank you!

The Guide to Understanding Your New Puppy

Were you one of many people who recently added a new puppy to your household? Owning a puppy goes beyond basic training, and understanding what to expect in the first year can make living with your best friend much more enjoyable. We created a puppy timeline to help you understand how a puppy develops and reminds you of important milestones. We also offer virtual puppy classes. You can sign up for classes here. There is also a free printable PDF of the Puppy Timeline on that page too. 

Our transfer team has a new name

Plane van

The Humane Society of Utah transfer team has a new name—Shelter Overpopulation Animal Rescue or SOAR for short. In 2020, our transfer team gave 2,657 at-risk animals a second chance by bringing them to the Humane Society of Utah to offer medical and behavioral help and to find new loving homes through our adoption center.

The mission of SOAR is simple—to save as many lives as we can. SOAR partners with over 150 shelters and rescue groups across Utah and neighboring states to safely transfer animals from overcrowded and underfunded shelters to the Humane Society of Utah.

What Breed of Dog is That?

Brindle-colored mixed-breed dog as puppy and as an adult.

"What breed of dog is that?" This is one of the most common questions we hear at the Humane Society of Utah. What breed would you guess for this Utah Humane Society alum, Rosco? Rosco came to our shelter two years ago with his littermates. His family recently sent her DNA results to us, which we have shared below. 

Humane Education, A Year in Review

The year 2020 has posed a lot of challenges, but that hasn't stopped our Humane Education program. After a few adjustments, we were able to continue reaching school-age children via Zoom presentations. 

In 2020, our Humane Education team has taught 6,778 children—2,656 of those children were educated virtually. 

Not only are we reaching kids across the Salt Lake Valley, but also school districts as far north as Cache County and all the way to St. George, Utah.

HERO Camp Modifications 2020

Due to the COVID-19 concern, we have made the following modifications to our H.E.R.O. Summer Kids' Camp this year:
  •  A maximum of eight campers with three staff members. Campers will stay together all day, each day.
  • To minimize the sharing of high-touch materials, each camper will be given their own plastic tote to use all week. They will be given all of their own supplies, which will be kept in their tote. The tote will also be used to store items from home.